This week, a California worker center that organizes domestic workers and immigrant women, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, affiliated with the San Francisco Labor Council as part of a growing partnership effort by the labor movement and the larger worker rights’ movement to strengthen advocacy and mobilization efforts for day laborers, domestic workers and all working people.
A member of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Mujeres Unidas y Activas is a grassroots organization that empowers nannies, housekeepers and other domestic workers through community actions, leadership development and skills-based trainings. Over the past two years, Mujeres Unidas y Activas has worked closely with the California Labor Federation to pass the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, which passed both the state Assembly and Senate, only to be vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) last October.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said
In joining together, the San Francisco Labor Council and Mujeres Unidas y Activas are helping to build a broader, more inclusive labor movement to improve the lives of working people.